So it might have come as a surprise to some in China during the 2016 presidential election in the US when one of the candidates devoted much attention to accusing China of being an “economic enemy”, saying that, “We can’t continue to allow China to rape our country, and that’s what they’re doing. It’s the greatest theft in the history of the world,” and promising to slap high tariffs on imports from China to slash the US’ trade deficit with that country and bring jobs back to the US. Perhaps the bigger surprise was that this candidate won the election.
On April 10, a job fair for inmates was held in a prison in Shaoguan, Guangdong province. More than 600 job vacancies were offered to 214 prisoners who are about to be released.
"The new administration will help to improve the level of government management and services, and ensure the legitimate rights and other interests of immigrants in China," said Huang Ningning, managing partner at Grandall Law Firm in Shanghai.
And on Tuesday, the office of the US Trade Representative issued a list targeting 1,300 Chinese products, but there will be a discussion period before implementation. In response, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced on the same day that Beijing has decided to impose tariffs on 106 items originating in the US.
Cao Li, professor of English language and American Literature at Tsinghua University, said establishing unified standards of English proficiency in China will help promote communication and mutual recognition among the creators of various English tests in China and those that are better-known globally, such as IELTS and Toefl tests.